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  • Graduate Programs | Whittier College
    Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Academics Homepage Majors Minors Whittier offers more than 30 majors and minors across departments and interdisciplinary and pre professional programs Learn more Graduate Programs Those seeking an advanced degree from Whittier College can pursue the program in education or in law Learn more Active Learning At Whittier education goes beyond the confines of campus Students go out into the community to gain experience for the real world Learn more Prev Next In This Section Academics Mobile Menu Academics Home Departments Programs Majors Minors Pre Professional Programs Graduate Programs Liberal Education Program Goals Objectives Curriculum in Context Whittier Scholars Program Active Learning Centers of Distinction Faculty Masters Program International Study Summer Program Library Academic Services Honors Awards Honor Societies Academic Awards Fellowships Nerhood Teaching Award Academic Administration VP for Academic Affairs Registrar s Office Institutional Research Assessment Academic Requirements Policies Procedures You are here Home Academics Graduate Programs Graduate Programs On 3 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Graduate Programs in Education Accredited by the California Board of Education and the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing Whittier s Graduate Programs in Education offer both credential degree programs and a master s degree in education M A with emphases on a variety of concentrations Whittier Law School Founded nearly 50 years ago and accredited by the American Bar Association since 1978 Whittier Law School offers a practical hands on legal education The school s nationally recognized curriculum called Experience the Law gives students practical skills training from the first year in

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  • Liberal Education Program | Whittier College
    the real world Learn more Prev Next In This Section Academics Mobile Menu Academics Home Departments Programs Majors Minors Pre Professional Programs Graduate Programs Liberal Education Program Goals Objectives Curriculum in Context Whittier Scholars Program Active Learning Centers of Distinction Faculty Masters Program International Study Summer Program Library Academic Services Honors Awards Honor Societies Academic Awards Fellowships Nerhood Teaching Award Academic Administration VP for Academic Affairs Registrar s Office Institutional Research Assessment Academic Requirements Policies Procedures You are here Home Academics Liberal Education Program Liberal Education Program On 4 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments The Liberal Education Program provides an academic framework for collaboration and transformation within the community that is Whittier College Through the Liberal Education Program Whittier College prepares students to solve problems and communicate ideas in an increasingly complex and interdependent world community It does this through its emphasis on cultural perspectives and the importance of connections between different fields of knowledge Both critical thinking the development of the skills and methods necessary for systematic investigation i e the ability to define analyze and synthesize using a variety of methods and technologies and the practical application of knowledge inform all elements of the program and are central to the transformation that distinguishes Whittier College graduates Students interested in an alternative curricular path can apply to the Whittier Scholars Program Liberal Education Program Learning Goals I Students should develop the ability to make connections across disciplines in order to understand the convergence and divergence of different fields of knowledge and to understand the nature of an academic community II Students should develop an understanding of and competency in the use of signs and symbols to construct create perceive and communicate meaning III Students should develop the capacity to entertain multiple perspectives and interpretations IV Students should develop

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  • Whittier Scholars Program | Whittier College
    around a traditional major Learn more Alumni Spotlight I enjoyed Whittier College for the intersection of so many cultures Musician and WSP alumna Kelissa McDonald 11 Read more Research Fieldwork Developing Country Studies to Power Representation a look at recent WSP self designed majors Read more Prev Next In This Section Whittier Scholars Program Mobile About Admission Program Requirements Facilities Program Faculty Research Fieldwork Off Campus Experience After Whittier Support You are here Home Academics Whittier Scholars Program Whittier Scholars Program On 1 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments The Whittier Scholars Program WSP offers students an alternative curricular path for a liberal arts education at Whittier College Students in the WSP are highly motivated interested in learning and independent They appreciate the opportunity to take responsibility for their own education and embrace the challenge that comes from thinking about their own goals and how their education can help them achieve those goals They delight in the life of the mind and the intellectual stimulation that comes from being a member of a community of scholars And they understand that education does not only take place in the classroom but is very much part of life Contact Professor Doreen O Connor Gómez WHITTIER SCHOLARS PROGRAM Wardman Hall 108 562 907 4243 562 907 4996 fax Whittier Scholars Program About Program Faculty Research Fieldwork Off Campus Experience After Whittier Support DEPARTMENTS PROGRAMS Anthropology Art Art History Biology Business Administration Chemistry Economics Education Child Development 3 2 Engineering Program English Language Literature Environmental Sciences Environmental Studies Film Studies French Cultural Studies Gender Studies Global Cultural Studies History Kinesiology Nutrition Science 3 3 Law Program Latino Studies Mathematics Modern Languages Literatures Music Philosophy Physics and Astronomy Political Science Psychology Religious Studies Social Work Sociology Theatre Communication Arts Whittier Scholars Program Department News Monday

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  • Active Learning | Whittier College
    Office Institutional Research Assessment Academic Requirements Policies Procedures You are here Home Academics Active Learning Active Learning On 3 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments At Whittier College education goes beyond the confines of campus Here we know that classroom learning needs to be practically applied both for career training as well as civic involvement and so getting out into the community to fulfill an internship engage in community service or pursue a fellowship is crucial for intellectual and character growth Internships Community Service Whittier s location in Southern California close to Los Angeles and Orange County gives students internship opportunities that will help them gain crucial business training and experience valuable for their post Whittier lives Industries ranging from entertainment to finance aerospace to bioengineering and more all call Southern California home Merrill Lynch and First Heritage Bank Sony Pictures and New Line Cinema EMI Music Publishing the J Paul Getty Museum A B S Designs by Allen Schwartz Southern California Edison and Valvoline are just some of the places that our students have interned Whittier students often travel further afield as they gain invaluable work experience whether interning at the Department of Education in Washington D C the United Nations in Geneva or the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago At the same time civic involvement is immensely important at Whittier Our Center for Engagement with Communities brings together faculty students and staff from all sectors of the College to partner with non profit organizations and local government in Whittier and the neighboring communities On average 300 to 400 of our students work in the community in internships and classes or in volunteer service From tutoring at local schools and youth clubs to serving as docents at museums to conducting research for local hospitals to working with environmental groups protecting

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  • Centers of Distinction | Whittier College
    are here Home Centers of Distinction Centers of Distinction On 14 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Whittier s liberal arts curriculum has always emphasized a true and immersive interdisciplinary approach to learning Business when studied through the lens of music becomes innovative composition and enterprise History when channeled through psychological theory becomes a powerful analysis of charisma Physics when considered via digital artistry becomes an exploration of quantum chromodynamics And that s not all Woven throughout Whittier s curriculum is a core commitment to applied action Here is not a passive community but rather one that determinedly charts a course of discovery adventure Over the course of their undergraduate years students are challenged to convert their acquired foundational learning to actualized multi dimensional experiences As a result these students travel study in the forests of Africa in urban centers in South America and in global corporate headquarters in Asia They pursue fieldwork opportunities collaborate with faculty on professional research projects and presentations They publish in industry journals they intern on Wall Street and Main Street they undertake service projects in afflicted international and local regions The net effect is an unparalleled breadth and depth of perspective practice and possibility These students are doers as well as thinkers And this has been Whittier College s educational promise and practice for more than 125 years successfully delivered to its more than 25 000 graduates WHITTIER COLLEGE S CENTERS OF DISTINCTION Whittier College s five Centers of Distinction were established in 2010 as a way to more clearly and strategically showcase the tremendous academic program in operation for more than a century These Centers rely on no physical campus space but rather build upon the core strengths of a Whittier College education highlighting the innovative instruction interdisciplinary curriculum and ingrained commitment to

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  • Faculty Masters Program | Whittier College
    The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Main Faculty Master Slider Faculty Master Program Prev Next In This Section Faculty Master Program Mobile Garrett House Hartley House You are here Home Academics Faculty Masters Program Faculty Masters Program On 10 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments The Whittier College Faculty Masters Program combines educational and social programming in an intimate and informal setting and is modeled after similar programs at Oxford and Cambridge universities Located in the heart of campus the masters houses are each awarded to a faculty in residence whose multi year assignment is to plan and host a variety of experiences exploring a designated theme Faculty Masters events feature noteworthy professionals from authors and artists to musicians and entrepreneurs to politicians and scientists and enable students to interact with listen to and often dine with an invited speaker Guest participants in this program include world class

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  • Office of International Programs | Whittier College
    Ahead Faculty Led Programs Semester Programs Semester Application Process Finances Scholarships Fellowships Student Resources Faculty Resources Parent Resources Choosing the Right Study Abroad Programs Exchange Students How to Apply Costs Billing Frequently Asked Questions Returning Students F 1 J 1 Visa Holders Contact Us You are here Home Academics Office of International Programs Office of International Programs On 4 May 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments Explore the World with Whittier College Cultural exchange foreign language immersion unique academic endeavors all of these are hallmarks of the international study experience For the last 50 years in keeping with its mission to prepare students for a global society and evolving workplace Whittier College has sponsored study abroad opportunities placing qualified students in locations throughout five continents and at sea In addition the Office of International Programs serves the special needs of international students on the Whittier College campus The office acts primarily as a source of information and assistance with the goal of helping to make the international student experience at Whittier College as productive and meaningful as possible The office provides the following services issuance of required immigration documents student tracking and reporting as required by SEVP and Department of State fall and spring orientation programs assistance with financial and personal matters assistance with health insurance internships on campus employment tax and immigration matters certificates of enrollment and official letters for foreign administration offices information on social and cultural events and liaison with campus and community programs Contact Office of International Programs OIP Platner Hall 205 Office of International Programs Planning Ahead Faculty Led Programs Semester Programs Scholarships Fellowships Student Resources Faculty Resources Parent Resources Exchange Students Returning Students F 1 J 1 Visa Holders Contact Us OIP Facebook Department News Monday January 11 2016 Faculty Members Lead Travel Courses During

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  • Whittier College Undergraduate Summer Courses 2015 | Whittier College
    underpinnings of leadership will lay the foundation for thinking critically about how leaders emerge and what makes them effective We begin the course by examining theory and research that asks whether leaders are born or made and discuss papers that empirically examine how much genetics influences leadership relative to environmental factors We will then discuss how basic cognitive processes of perception and attention influence how people behave make decisions and learn Following these discussions we will explore what effective leadership means at the individual group organizational and societal level and the points at which these approaches interact Asynchronous and synchronous May 18 through June 12 FILM THEA 170 Fundamentals of Cinema 3 Credits This course provides an introduction to the aesthetics and language of film It also understands film as an artistic expression an economic product and a social text Lectures and discussions are supplemented by class screenings HIS 359 North American Environmental History 3 Credits This course will explore the history of North America through an ecological lens The time span is immense for historians but not so much for scientists covering the earliest human migrations into the Americas until the expansion of modern industrial agriculture in the late nineteenth century The focus is also wide ranging tracing the evolution of environments including disease vectors flora and fauna pathways and energy food systems and their interaction with human driven ideas politics and cultures It also concludes focusing on California as a case study illustrating these themes allowing students to locate the intersection of environment history and public policy in their own backyard Asynchronous and Synchronous Fridays 10 11 AM Prerequisite 200 level History course Satisfies CON 2 lib ed requirement INTD 130 Cancer Biology 4 Credits The main learning objective for this course is to increase your basic scientific understanding of the biology of cancer as well as understanding of the societal and cultural perspectives of cancer within the United States This understanding will include an introduction into the cellular biology diagnosis treatment prognosis and prevention of various types of cancers In addition you will be introduced to the history of cancer in American society the politics that surround cancer research and advocacy and exploring medical case studies that go as far back as 1800 s and extend into today By the end of the course you should have a new appreciation of how social and cultural perspectives shape influence and drive the advancements of current and future cancer research Asynchronous and Synchronous Synchronous Online Live Lectures will take place twice a week Time will be determined through a Doodle Poll during the week of May 4 2015 INTD 279 Disasters 4 Credits This course will begin with an exploration of the philosophy and history of science A discussion of the scientific method will then lead into an investigation of the science of natural disasters Students will learn about the theory of plate tectonics and then apply this knowledge to detailed studies of earthquakes volcanoes and tsunami Other disasters

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